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Cicely - Meaning of Cicely

What does Cicely mean?

Meaning of the name CicelyCeciliaCeceliaShaylaCeliaCiceleyCilkaCiceliaCecilieSheilaCecilCecileCilliSiselyCicilySissyCileSisCiciliaCicelieCicilieSisselCillieCicileyCillyCecilyCilla

[ 3 syll. ci-ce-ly, cic-ely ] The baby girl name Cicely is pronounced as SIHS-eh-Liy- †. Cicely is largely used in English and it is derived from Latin origins. This was a common name in the medieval period.

In addition, Cicely is an English variant transcription of the name Cecilia (English, Finnish, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish).

Cicely has 18 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions include Cecilie, Ciceley, Cicelia, Cicelie, Ciciley, Cicilia, Cicilie, Cicily, Cile, Cilka, Cilla, Cilli, Cillie, Cilly, and Sisely. Other English variants include the diminutive forms Sis and Sissy. The diminutive form Sissel (Scandinavian) is a foreign variant.

Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of Cicely.


See also the related category medieval.

Cicely is an unusual baby name for girls. Its usage peaked modestly in 1974 with 0.016% of baby girls being named Cicely. It ranked at #608 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep loss in popularity, and is now of irregular use. In 2016, among the group of girl names directly related to Cicely, Cecilia was the most widely used.

Baby names that sound like Cicely include Ceceli, Cecelie, Ciceley, Cicelie, Cecilee, Ceciley, Cecilia, Cecilie, Cecylia, Ceely, Cesilie, Ciciley, Cicilie, Cicily, Cielo, Sahelee, Saheley, Saheli, Sahelie, and Sahila.

† Pronunciation for Cicely: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

A famous person named Cicely is Actress, Cicely Courtneidge, born Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge, 1 April 1893 - 26 April 1980, Sydney, Australia.


Meaning of Cicely Meaning of Sis Meaning of Sissy Meaning of Cilla Meaning of Cilly Meaning of Cicily Meaning of Cicilie Meaning of Cicelie Meaning of Cecilia
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